Friday, September 21, 2007

help me, Lord

One of the things God really deals with me about is being easily offended.
Did you know in 1 Corinthians 13 (the Love chapter) it says, "love is not easily offended?"
So if I have the love of Christ, I will not be easily offended.

That is a toughie.
T-O-U-G-H-I-E

I think it is one of my burdens to bear in life that people always want to LABEL me.

I'd be rich, if I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say,
"You are so ___________."

Why do people feel that's it's okay to say that to me?
I don't think I say that to people.
You are so "insert whatever label you want to put on someone here."

The thing that bugs me is their version of who they think I am is not usually correct!
I wish that didn't bother me.
I'm trying to not let it bother me. To not be easily offended.

Maybe it's the curse of the Type A personality.
The people who say it to me are usually not Type A.
They're the "anything goes, let the chips fall where they may" type personalities.

Lord help me not be easily offended.
If I'm going to get to that place, He's gonna have to help me.
I know who I am in Christ so I really shouldn't care what people say I am.
Wow - that's a blessing! I think God just showed me that while I was writing this.

1 comment:

Chelle said...

I guess I owe you a nickel.